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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Published by Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Throughout these past three weeks, I have learned so much from everyone around me. My fellow participants, leaders, children, and…
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Unbreakable Ties

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field and Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
In writing a paired-blog, we could talk about something extremely basic like our differences. For example, how one of us…
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My New Network

Published by Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
My first week in South Africa has been the most immersive learning experience of my life. I have been so…
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A Better Tomorrow

Published by Hailee Hoffman, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
“We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us.” — Anonymous…
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The Moments that Make Us

Published by Nicolette McNair, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in India were the stark contrasts of the country. Beautiful hotels…
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7 Lessons Learned

Published by Nicolette McNair, Stanford Women's Gymynastics, and Jake Faust, Duke Men's Wrestling
Over the past few weeks, we have been teaching English to children in grades 6-12. At first it was a…
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Embracing a New Intentionality

Published by Jenna Frowein, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
These past three weeks have shown me the importance and incredible benefit of intentionality – intentionality in purpose, actions, and…
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Family a World Away: An Indian Value

Published by Nicolette McNair, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Looking back on the first week in India, I've only briefly learned about and yet have already experienced two of…
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